My WordPress is slow. Why is this happening and what to do?
Sometimes the time comes, move to a new apartment, change jobs, buy a new laptop, stop watching uninteresting TV shows. It’s the same story with hosting a WordPress website. It is important to understand in time that you have “outgrown” the service you are using and you need something more powerful and flexible hosting. In this article, we will understand the reasons for the low performance of the site and methods of solving them. Forward!
What are the reasons for poor performance?
There can be many of them, Let’s conditionally divide them into problems with software and hardware. The first category includes over-sized images and other heavy content, old software, unconfigured caching, and much more. The second “package” of problems is inappropriate and weak hardware. It is quite possible that the WordPress hosting plan that you ordered at the start of your Internet project is no longer able to cope with your needs. There were more visitors, the site itself became more massive and heavier, and the hosting service remained the same.
What are the possibilities for a solution?
First of all, you can carry out work to speed up the site. There are tons of articles and notes on the web. For example, the specialized resource Bluehost has material on this topic. If this does not help, then it is probably still a matter of the hardware. Then you should consider a more productive hosting plan or VPS / VDS.
Can you tell us more about VPS / VDS?
VPS (VDS) is a virtual dedicated server. This service is suitable for those who need a flexible and customizable solution, but there is still not enough money to rent a physical dedicated server. On such a server, you can host an unlimited number of sites (Shared Web Hosting, as a rule, limit this number), mailboxes, databases. Also, you can install additional programs yourself.
If everything is so great, then why doesn’t everyone immediately order a VPS?
Let’s start with the fact that VPS is more expensive: prices for such a service start at 200 rubles per month, but can go up to 7000 – 8000. Also, to work with this service, you need to have specific knowledge of system administration and understand how UNIX-like operating systems work. Otherwise, the result will not be the best. Of course, you can use graphical control panels like ISPmanager, but they won’t give you full control over the server. If you don’t know what sudo rm -rf is and are intimidated by the terminal, you should hire a separate person to maintain and configure your server.
What does VDS mean, and what is a VDS server?
VDS is the same as VPS. The first abbreviation stands for virtual dedicated server, and the second stands for virtual private server. It just so happened in the IT environment that the term VPS is used more often.
Okay, I have decided – I will take VPS. What should you pay attention to when choosing a new tariff?
Explore VPS Features! The type of drive (SSD, hard drive or hybrid drive), processor model, amount of RAM – everything is just like in a regular laptop or desktop PC. And the more the better! But it’s important to understand that configuration power isn’t everything. You should also pay attention to the reliability and safety of the infrastructure. For example, REG.RU servers are located in a modern Tier III data center with a fault-tolerant high-speed network, support 99.8% uptime and automatic protection against DDoS attacks. And you will receive a ready-to-use VPS just a minute after ordering!
We hope we answered your questions and clarified everything. If not, write your question in the comments. We will definitely consider it in the following articles.